As all of you know, I have very little to do, so I spend my time reading newspapers and watching vague news channels. Especially some extremely biased Hindi news channel, these are the most interesting. It is just like reading communist propaganda (courtsey CPI(ML) ).
Somethings been getting my goat. SMS polls and contests. They started out fine, some quite interesting even. But predictably, they run out of things to ask. This lead us to gems like this one on (I think it was DD news)
1) Who will win the world cup.
A) India B) Sri Lanka
SMS your answers to...blahblahblah
Right! The other teams are there only for the free food is it? Thanks for coming, sorry there is no return gift. You can have this helmet though, it might protect you from the stoning in your home country ( Attn: Chris Gayle..not that kind of getting stoned)
Come on. Who thinks up dumb questions like that. Worse still who spends the princely amount of Rs 6 to participate in such contest. I mean, its not something of earth shattering importance like this one in Deccan Chronicle and I quote
"Which local socialite got married in a lavish manner in Delhi?"
Three choices were given (if you want them go read DC)
It surely a matter of national, nay, international importance. Faaltu issues like Environment, Education and Food security pale in comparison. How will I ever survive without having an opinion/knowledge of such important questions.